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[ecrea] CFP: Sounding Science Fiction

Thu Mar 06 06:29:52 GMT 2008

>Sounding Science Fiction
>Call For Papers: New Edited Collection
>Closing Date: July 1st 2008
>Sounding Science Fiction will be an edited collection that examines the
>way that sound, in all its aesthetic and technological forms, is deployed
>to audio-sense a science fiction encounter, world, or universe. The
>collection will be concerned with sound design and sound signification,
>and with affect and feeling, so that questions of form, style, narrative,
>authorship, production, subjectivity, and embodiment, will all work their
>way into the book. Science fiction film and television, live cinema, music
>video, computer games, advertising, weblogs, digital art, mixed media
>installations, radio, and music, are all potential sites of investigation
>and analysis.
>The questions that energise this call for papers centre on:
>How does one sound science fiction?
>How do the sounds of science fiction affect/move/interpolate audiences?
>What semiotic, ideological, spatial, phenomenological, psychoanalytical
>relations are in play when one sounds science fiction?
>What is the relationship between science fiction sound and image, or sound
>and space, or sound and exhibition context?
>When one hears (but does not see) science fiction, what images are brought
>to the mind, what feelings of the future are created?
>Essays could take any number of approaches to the topic, but could include:
>Otherworldly sounds
>Hearing the uncanny
>Sound as prophecy and enlightenment
>Alien sounds and otherness (sex, race, gender, class)
>Sound design (and full future world immersion)
>Sound effects/affect
>Sounding future weapons/warfare/cities/movement/travel/invasions/space
>Sounding Global (catastrophe)
>The interiority of science fiction sound (existential sound)
>Sound as trauma, loss, dystopia
>Sounding science fiction paranoia
>The carnality of science fiction sound
>Posthuman sound
>Sounding cyborg
>Contrapuntal music and the science fiction image/artefact
>Sounding scientific/rationalist (in dialogue, speech, voice-over)
>Live science fiction sound
>The sound image
>The moment of sound (close textual analysis of a key sequence)
>Authoring science fiction sound: key auteurs of sound design
>Cultish science fiction sound
>Sounding Science Fictions multi-disciplinary and multi-site focus will
>build on the work done in single case studies such as William
>Whittingtons Sound Design and Science Fiction (2007), and on edited
>collections such as Philip Haywards Off The Planet: Music, Sound And
>Science Fiction Cinema (2004), which take film/cinema as their
>central/sole text.
>Proposals of approximately 500 words can be sent electronically,
>preferably as a word attachment, to:
>Sean Redmond: (sean.redmond /at/
>Senior Lecturer in Film Studies,
>Victoria University of Wellington,
>New Zealand
>Closing Date: July 1st 2008

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
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